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A crossed-out universal access sign against trees, text reading 'Non-ADA Trail'.
Issue 38 by David Peter on June 22nd, 2016
Accessibility must be part of every aspect of business, part of the minimally viable product, a core part of how we approach the launch and growth of our platforms.
Photo of Hanan Challouki and Taha Riani sitting next to each other at a conference table.
Issue 37 by Hugues Makaba Ntoto & Hanan Challouki & Taha Riani on May 23rd, 2016
"We run Mvslim like a startup. This means we are always experimenting and figuring out how to make the whole project more efficient. It’s a learning process that never stops for both of us."
Person taking close-up picture of themselves in a mirror.
2015 Year in Review by Cameron G. on December 15th, 2015
Even though consequences are necessary to address the racism in technology, we have built a culture that refuses accountability.
Two women collaborating on a computer.
Issue 30 by Sharon Steed on November 24th, 2015
The system won’t work if there are no developers. It also won’t work if we fire the sales team or get rid of the marketing staff or can the designers. Tech is an ecosystem, and it’s much healthier when we are working cohesively within that system.
Photo of the workshop space. Various members of Team Free To Pee are involved in various activities—some are bent over working on a blue plastic prototype seat, some are standing, some are sitting and some are in wheelchairs in the middle of the action.
Issue 29 by Alice Wong on November 5th, 2015
Makeathons and other similar events want to “do good” and “make the world a better place.” The people behind these events need to realize *how* they do them is as important as *why* they are doing them.
Image with a magenta background and hand-drawn in black ink the figure of a woman in a wheelchair with short hair—her mouth is open wide and there is a caption bubble in yellow that reads “To pee or not to pee, that’s NOT the question!”
Issue 29 by Alice Wong on November 4th, 2015
Very often, specialized companies create assistive technology with little input from actual users with disabilities. These products are usually institutional in look and feel, overpriced, and only reimbursable by insurance.
A model using the Dipper while talking on the phone.
Issue 28 by The Editor & Aniyia Williams on October 14th, 2015
We spoke to Aniyia about the wearable tech market, raising seed funding, building your founding team and where Tinsel is going.
Old-fashioned record player.
Issue 28 by Andrea Garcia-Vargas on October 13th, 2015
Social media jobs may not involve coding. They may not involve debugging. They may not involve writing a novel or reporting. But they’re still analytical as fuck, with a measure of art in there.
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Issue 27 by Julie Ann Horvath on September 15th, 2015
"It’s easy to feel like the tech culture is just normal and how the industry is or should be. And that’s the moment of maturity - going from 'oh, this is how it is' to feeling like no, this is wrong and this isn’t how it should be."
Bright metal cogs in a machine.
Issue 25 by Kinga Kięczkowska on August 13th, 2015
Instead of prioritizing coding work, we should instead look at our teams and companies as a complex and intricate organism, requiring every part of it to cooperate in order to work.